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Election scheduled to replace Carson

Updated: 01/08/2008 - A special election to choose a successor to Congresswoman Julia Carson will be held March 11th. Carson, a six-term Democrat, died December 15th.

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Governor sets special election for March 11

Posted: 01/08/2008 - There are now four candidates for the Democratic nomination, including Carson's grandson, Indianapolis City-County Councilman Andre Carson. The other candidates are former state Representative Carolene Mays, attorney Randle Pollard and Marion County Treasurer Michael Rodman.

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Indianapolis Super Heroes Museum closes

Posted: 01/08/2008 - The American Super Heroes Museum in downtown Indianapolis displayed the collection of Dane Nash of Fishers. Nash didn't indicate the reason for closing the museum, which has been shut since Dec. 31. It opened last spring.

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Randolph County officials reject CAFO ordinance

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Commissioners voted 3-0 against the ordinance recommended by the county's planning commission to allow industrial-style livestock operations, where thousands of animals are raised in close quarters.

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Muncie man foils armed robbery attempt at his home

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Fifty-four-year-old Garry Roberts says the teen came to his door Sunday and asked to borrow a cup of sugar. He says when he returned from the kitchen, the youth had donned a ski mask and was pointing a .22 caliber rifle, demanding money.

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Former city bookkeeper charged with stealing more than $200,000

Posted: 01/08/2008 - According to a probable cause affidavit, 67-year-old Rosemary Barath was implicated after a State Board of Accounts audit of receipts and deposit records from the clerk-treasurer's office between January 1st, 2000, and this past July 17th.

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Schellinger raises $2.4 million

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Schellinger's total is more than double the the amount he had as of June 30th, the last reporting period. The full report for 2007 isn't due until January 15th, but Schellinger released his total Monday.

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Indianapolis officer arrested in fatal pub shooting

Posted: 01/07/2008 - Police say 32-year-old Shannon McComas gave a stolen gun to Sunungura Rusununguko, who is charged with fatally shooting a security guard and injuring four other people outside Durty Nelly's pub about 3:30 a.m. Jan. 1.

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Train accident derails 35 cars, injures two

Posted: 01/07/2008 - Wayne Township Fire Department Captain Troy Wymer says the accident happened early Sunday morning when 112 cars were released accidentally from the CSX yard in Avon. They then headed east on the tracks and collided with the 100-car train, which was bound for Avon from Buffalo, N.Y.

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Path to picking Carson successor not clear

Posted: 01/07/2008 - Democrats will caucus Saturday to determine their nominee for the special election. Then they will gather again on February 16th to choose a slate of candidates for the May primary.

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Quilts sewn by late cancer patient donated to charity

Posted: 01/07/2008 - Sixty-eight year old Upland resident Carol Vore died from cancer on December 4th. Her relatives say the longtime quilter felt a sense of urgency in her last few weeks and months to get as many quilts as possible made while she still could sew.

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Lawmaker may push to boost access to public records

Posted: 01/07/2008 - State Senator Frank Mrvan says he's troubled that Indiana's Office of Public Access Counselor lacks the power to fine agencies that thwart public access. The Hammond Democrat says there's little point in having the office unless it has some teeth.

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Indiana health initiatives for the new year

Updated: 01/04/2008 - Indiana's INShape program includes advertisements and a website that focus on nutrition, exercise, and smoking cessation. Additionally, it is "lights out" at the Indianapolis International Airport.

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Principal charged with drunken driving

Posted: 01/04/2008 - Fishers High School Principal Scott Syverson was charged today with two misdemeanor counts, one of which carries a potential penalty of up to one year in jail.

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